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Tanked Episode 78 for Tuesday November 3 2009


- Beers
- Halloween costumes (maybe?)



Beatles Finally for Sale Online!...?
Rumors have swirled countless times that the Beatles' music would finally go on sale at
online music stores, and it has finally happened — albeit in a strange way.
is selling the entire Beatles catalog, including recently-released remastered albums, for
the low price of 25 cents per MP3. Oh, and it also streams the Beatles and every other
song on the site for free, an unlimited number of times.


Space hotel says it's on schedule to open in 2012

BARCELONA (Reuters) –

A company behind plans to open the first hotel in space

says it is on target to accept its first paying guests in 2012

despite critics questioning the investment and time frame for the multi-billion dollar project.

The Barcelona-based architects of The Galactic Suite Space Resort

say it will cost 3 million euro ($4.4 million) for a three-night stay at the hotel,

with this price including an eight-week training course on a tropical island.

During their stay, guests would see the sun rise 15 times a day

and travel around the world every 80 minutes.

They would wear velcro suits so they can crawl around their pod rooms

by sticking themselves to the walls like Spiderman.

Galactic Suite Ltd's CEO Xavier Claramunt, a former aerospace engineer,

said the project will put his company (

at the forefront of an infant industry with a huge future ahead of it,

and forecast space travel will become common in the future.

"It's very normal to think that your children, possibly within 15 years,

could spend a weekend in space," he told Reuters Television.

A nascent space tourism industry is beginning to take shape

with construction underway in New Mexico of Spaceport America,

the world's first facility built specifically for space-bound commercial customers and fee-paying passengers.

British tycoon Richard Branson's space tours firm, Virgin Galactic,

will use the facility to propel tourists into suborbital space at a cost of $200,000 a ride.

Galactic Suite Ltd, set up in 2007,

hopes to start its project with a single pod in orbit 450 km (280 miles) above the earth,

traveling at 30,000 km per hour, with the capacity to hold four guests and two astronaut-pilots.

It will take a day and a half to reach the pod - which Claramunt compared to a mountain retreat,

with no staff to greet the traveler.

"When the passengers arrive in the rocket, they will join it for 3 days, rocket and capsule.

With this we create in the tourist a confidence that he hasn't been abandoned.

After 3 days the passenger returns to the transport rocket and returns to earth," he said.

More than 200 people have expressed an interest in traveling

to the space hotel and at least 43 people have already reserved.



O SHIT, how pissed would you be to be an astronaut and see these fuckers drinking wine and eating bure 

in there lavish space while your cramped as hell in the space station lol.

This piece of shit came out last Tuesday, I hope you guys didn't talk about it on the show, cause I want to throw my $.50 cents in on this debacle!

Epic Mickey
In the current issue of Game Informer, they discuss, Epic Mickey and is pending release. I was amused by some of the back story for the game, and then found the
online content to be pretty good. Def. worth discussing...


Bad drivers? Blame their genes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) –

No need to curse that bad driver weaving in and out of the lane in front of you

-- he cannot help it, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

They found that people with a particular gene variant

performed more than 20 percent worse on a driving test than people with a different DNA sequence.

The study may explain why there are so many bad drivers out there --

about 30 percent of Americans have the variant,

the team at the University of California Irvine found.

"These people make more errors from the get-go,

and they forget more of what they learned after time away,

" Dr. Steven Cramer, who led the study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, said in a statement.

Cramer and his team tested 29 people --

22 without the gene variant and seven who had it --

asking them to drive 15 laps on a simulator and then repeat the task a week later.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently.

The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

The team was not really looking for insights into driving but chose the driving test because it uses common skills.

"I'd be curious to know the genetics of people who get into car crashes,

" Cramer said. "I wonder if the accident rate is higher for drivers with the variant."

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to get sequel
Director Robert Zemeckis let it out in an interview with MTV News that a sequel to the 1988 live action/
animated classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was in the works.  Though Zemeckis was tight lipped about
the project he did indicate that the original writers would be back for the sequel to the popular film based
off of Gary K. Wolf's novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?  As a huge Roger Rabbit fan (I have seen the 
film 91 times after all) I'm curious to whether the original cast will be in it but mostly the question of 
whether the film will include 2D or updated 3D toons this time around.

Police: Mich. Man without vehicle steals ambulance


– Authorities said a 31-year-old Detroit man

who was stranded at a southeast Michigan hospital

face charges after he stole an ambulance.

Police said the man stole the ambulance from the

St. John River District Hospital in St. Clair County's East China Township

on Saturday night after people inside the facility refused to give him a ride

to St. Clair where his vehicle was located.

Michigan State Police Sgt. Craig Nyeholt told The Times Herald in Port Huron

that the man fled in an ambulance left idling outside the emergency room entrance,

but was arrested a short time later.

Police have not identified the man,

who was expected to be arraigned Monday.

No further details were released.

Video of the Week

Woman calls 911 to report herself as drunk driver


The call came into the 911 dispatcher:

"I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm drunk." And with that,

Mary Strey, 49, of Granton, reported herself as a drunken driver

about three miles northeast of Neilsville in central Wisconsin

Monday that Strey's call on Oct. 24 led deputies to cite her for

misdemeanor drunken driving with a blood-alcohol level double

the legal limit to drive. She makes her first court appearance Dec. 10.

Backus said drunken drivers reporting themselves is rare.

In the 911 call, Strey said she wanted to report a drunken driver

and the dispatcher asked if she was behind the suspect vehicle.

"I am them," Strey said. She then followed the dispatcher's advice

to pull over and turn on her flashers,

telling him she had been "drinking all night long."






Man OK after accidental ejection




LANGEBAANWEG, South Africa, Nov. 3 (UPI) --

South African military officials said a civilian joyriding

with an air force pilot friend was not injured

when he was accidentally ejected from the aircraft.

An air force spokesman confirmed the civilian inadvertently grabbed

the eject lever while riding in a Pilatus PC-7 Mk II with a member

of the Silver Falcons air force air display team, the Daily Mail of Britain reported.

The passenger was blasted 320 feet over the plane by a rocket powered chair

and floated to the ground with an automatic parachute near Langebaanweg airfield,

about 80 miles north of Cape Town.

"The passenger was recovered unharmed,

and returned to Langebaanweg. The aircraft landed safely," the spokesman said.

He said civilians are not usually allowed in the planes and an investigation has been opened.